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IESR Launched Three More Collaborative Programs with Singapore Management University


The Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University and the Singapore Management University (SMU) Lee Kong Chian School of Business launched collaborative programs in M.S. in Applied Finance, M.S. in Management and M.S. in Quantitative Finance. The newly signed agreement marks IESR’s collaboration with the third school of SMU, following School of Accountancy and School of Economics.


SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business is the First Triple Accredited Business School in Singapore (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) and is ranked 1st in Singapore, 2nd in Asia, 35th Worldwide according to the 2021 University of Texas Dallas Research Rankings.

Every semester IESR organizes a preparatory course in economics (twice a year) to help the students fully prepare for the Master’s program. Moreover, with successful completion of the preparatory course at IESR, students will receive a tuition discount worth S$4,000 from SMU.


Other joint programs we have launched include:

•    University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.S. in Economics)

•   Chinese University of Hong Kong (M.S in Economics and M.S. in Applied Economics)

•    Texas A&M University (M.S. in Financial Econometrics and M.S. in Financial Economics)

•      Singapore Management University (M.S. in Financial Economics, M.S.  in Applied Economics, Master of Professional Accounting, M.S. in Accounting with Data and Analytics track)

•     The City University of New York (M.S. in Real Estate)

•     University of Arizona (M.S. in Economics)


For more information about the program, please refer to the webpage in Chinese:



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